Welcome to the All About Kids Podcast brought to you by All About Kids (@aaakcares), the leading provider of children’s therapeutic and educational services in New York. This podcast will dive deep into discussions on children’s developmental needs and the stories of parents and other adults who have dealt with developmental disorders.
Each conversation on this show is an extension of our mission: to create a world where all children have access to intervention allowing them to live a full and rich life without restriction, where parents have access to the information and training they need to support their child’s therapy and special education needs, and where disabilities, therapy, and special education can be openly discussed without stigma.
Abbie Lande: LATE TALKERS, Play Based Therapy, Digital Diets, Becoming A Speech Therapist, & Keeping Your Child On Track (S2 Ep. 9)
On this episode of The All About Kids Podcast, Zach sits down with Abbie Lande. Abbie is a speech-language pathologist and the owner of Upword Speech Therapy LLC which provides engaging and innovative speech and language therapy services in Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding area. Today, Abbie and I get into what drew her to speech therapy, helpful digital resources for SLPs, late talkers, play-based strategies for therapy, and more.
Dr. Sima Gerber: BUILDING A PRE-VERBAL VOCABULARY, The Importance Of Patience, Empathy, & The Mental Health Of Children (S2 Ep. 8)
The guest today is Dr. Sima Gerber, a professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders of Queens College, City University of New York. Dr. Gerber actually was Cathy's teacher and Clinical Supervisor while Cathy attended the Graduate Program in Speech Pathology there.
Dr, Gerber has over 40 years experience specializing in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders.
She has presented nationally and abroad on the topics of language acquisition and developmental approaches to intervention for children with challenges in language development.
Dr. Gerber also has a 3 part book series out now titled 'To The Ones Who Love Me' that covers socio-emotional, language, and motor development. They're written totally from the perspective of the baby to give a window into how the baby sees the world at critical developmental points in his or her first year of life.
ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Part 2: Four Functions Of Behavior, "First, Then" Statements, & Catching Your Child Being Good (S2 Ep. 7)
This time on the All About Kids Podcast, I sit down with Sandi Lebenns-Mosher, the ABA Program Supervisor at All About Kids. This is part 2 of a multi-part series on ABA that picks up right where we left off in episode one. You can go back to the last episode of the All About Kids podcast if you’d like to also tune into part one covering the foundations of ABA. In part 2, Sandi and I get into the four functions of behavior, the “first, then” statement, the importance of catching your child being “good,” the 5:1 rule, and much more.
ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Part 1: The Foundations Of ABA, Parents As Detectives, & De-escalating Unwanted Behavior (S2 Ep. 6)
This time on the All About Kids Podcast, I sit down with Sandi Lebenns-Mosher, the ABA Program Supervisor at All About Kids to discuss the foundations of ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis. We get into the fundamentals of ABA as a practice, how you can teach parents to be detectives, step-by-step examples of how to diffuse unwanted behaviors of your child in real-world situations, communication of non-verbal children, Visual learning, and more. This is the first part of a multi-part series on ABA, so make you’re subscribed to the All About Kids Podcast to not miss an episode!
Jenn Cody: Sensory Diets | Part 2 (S2 Ep. 5)
This time, I sit down with Jennifer Cody, an occupational therapist with over a decade of experience, and the OT & PT Supervisor at All About Kids. This is episode is the second of a two-part series on sensory diets.
In this episode, Jenn walks me through how to implement sensory diets in an increasingly digital world, what to do if you are in need of a sensory diet without access to an OT, the different senses and how they are integrated into the diet, will my child outgrow her sensory issues, and more. If you'd like to reach out with a question, comment, or anything related to the podcast, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenn Cody: Sensory Diets | Part 1 (S2 Ep. 4)
In this episode of All About Kids, Zach talks with Jennifer Cody about the long-overdue buzz around the importance of sensory processing. Increasingly parents and teachers are recognizing the powerful impacts of environmental feedback, which is exciting for occupational therapists like Jenn, who is also a supervisor at AAK. She has devoted her career to giving kids the tools they need to recognize and manage stressors. In Part I of a two-part episode, Jenn defines and explains what constitutes a “sensory diet,” best practices, and strategies to implement. Helping every child reach an “optimal state” means meeting them where they are and tailoring a program that works not just for them but also at home and in the classroom. Working collaboratively and incorporating a realistic “diet” of activities is key. Jenn details specific programs that include activities helpful to kids – and that would very likely be helpful to anyone coping with stress, anxiety, or overload at any age or stage of life!
Great insights on speech therapy and the realities of being a therapist!
The questions asked are very insightful.
The subject matter will be very encouraging to people with autism and motivate them to strive to accomplish all they can.
Having a professional speak with autism about their challenges and accomplishments will encourage and motivate others with disabilities to strive for their goals because they hear a person with autism who has achieved their own goals personally and professionally.
Professional & refreshing
Refreshing to listen to different people’s experience with developmental disabilities. Sometimes funny, sometimes encouraging - great podcast!